Spartan is drop dead gorgeous spotted draft cross gelding with a conformation and disposition to die for. He is 10 years old and stands a solid 15.2hh. With a puppy dog personality, he is one of the very few horses we dont keep a halter on, as he is always curious and the first one to greet you in the pasture.
He is overall a very kind, easy going gelding with a certain drive to please his rider. He has been ridden both english and western and seems to excel very well in both arenas.... (read more) He neck reins phenomonal and responds great to leg/seat pressure. He will set his head beautifully at the walk, trot, and canter. He not only picks up both leads, but is also capable of both simple and flying lead changes. He has proven himself as an exceptional and reliable trail horse, both during the day and our midnight moonlit rides, rain or shine, wind or snow, double or single, bareback or saddle.
Spartan also does very well in the jumping arena. His willing attitude plays a large role in his jumping success. He has been started at 2'3" courses and has proven to be a very honest jumper with the drive to succeed. He tucks his knees and has beautiful form. He is agile and capable of making those tighter turns in order to line up straight for the next jump.
Anywhere I take him, people constantly compliment him on his presence. He carries himself very eloquantly, almost nobly, and always seems to catch everyone's eye, but he has no complaints since he can never get enough attention. He is not a spooky horse in any way, shape, or form. Spartan is athletic with a good work ethic. He does excellent in many different situations such as picketing, riding in traffic, thunderstorms, trailering, going out alone, ect.. He is not a barn sour horse and has no problem going out by himself. You wont hear so much as a whinney when leaving the barn. He is level headed and docile. He loads great, stands and ties perfectly still to be groomed/tacked up/loved on, clips, bathes, and enjoys a good roll when it's all said and done. Spartan is without a doubt a very in your pocket, all around horse that you can enjoy all year long. 734 536 7377
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